Ok, so I just got a new clarinet stand about an hour ago, and it is a Konig and Meyer clarinet stand labeled as clarinet stand 15222. I am not able to fit into my clarinet case. My clarinet is a Yamaha YCL-250n. The only way I can put it in is if i take the bell, put the stand inside it, and put it through the barrel. The problem is, that there is some of the instrument case that separates the bell from the barrel, and when i put it in, the bell and barrel tilt upwards. When I close the case, the top of the case is soft enough. Will closing the case put too much pressure on my clarinet, or would it be better to just carry around the clarinet stand? Thanks.